The Washington Post’s foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher (about whose infatuation with coloured maps we blogged before here and here) posted an entry earlier this week entitled: ‘A worrying map of countries most likely to have a coup in 2014’. It is based on the work of political scientist Jay Ulfelder. The post includes a coloured map of the globe with countries coloured from light yellow to dark brown. And as you might guess, the darker the country, the more likely it will see a violent overthrow of the government some time this year.
I have to be honest; I had to Google Map the village of Lieshout to see where it exactly lays. And as a matter of fact I, as a Dutch person, never even knew that it’s the hometown of beer brand Bavaria, which is a pretty popular beer here (the brand also has Charlie Sheen do ads for them and got into trouble at the 2010 World Cup for it’s “ambush marketing”). So thanks to the Fokn Bois, I’ve learned something about my own country.